CE Education Program for Certification
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc., offers a full Continuing Education program of online courses for those seeking Certification in Crisis Intervention Consulting.
Upon completion of the seven (7) courses detailed below, eligible applicants may apply for and receive certification as a Certified Crisis Intervention Consultant. Each course is provided for in a dedicated online classroom. The courses are designed as independent study/continuing education courses, with one-to-one faculty mentoring. There is open enrollment and students may register and begin the Crisis Intervention CE Courses Program at anytime. Students must meet the eligibility criteria, as provided below, to register for these continuing education courses.
Continuing Education Courses
Course Fees: Below are listed the required courses for this curriculum. At the end of each course description you will find the course cost listed. All textbooks and learning materials are separate and not included in the course cost.
The following CE Courses have provider approvals: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595.
The following CE Courses have provider approvals: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing Provider # 50-11975.
OTHER STATE BOARDS OF NURSING
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
CI 500 – Crisis Intervention Theory
This online continuing education course is designed to provide mental health professionals with a solid and comprehensive foundation of the study of crisis intervention theory and therapeutic practices. This CE online course utilizes three textbooks allowing for an in-depth exploration of various theories and models of crisis, intervention techniques and therapeutic modalities used in clinical practices and in community and social care settings today. Mental health professionals and other health care professionals will examine many types of crisis including community crisis, disasters, substance abuse, crisis of loss, PTSD, rape, trauma, child abuse, sexual abuse, unemployment, HIV/AIDS, spousal abuse, developmental crisis, and more. Mental health and other health care professionals will learn assessment criteria for crisis situations, as well as many effective counseling strategies to put into crisis counseling practice. Behavioral Cognitive Therapies and their use in Crisis Counseling are examined as well. Issues of multiple types of abuses are examined and crisis intervention plans and strategies for dealing effectively with such abuses are presented. Legal and ethical issues in crisis counseling are examined. Mental health and other health professionals will also examine and learn how cultural diversity impacts crisis responses and how to deal effectively with diverse populations. The structure and function of crisis intervention programs in the United States, as well as the history of crisis intervention is also examined. This course is particularly designed for those seeking to attain Certification as a Certified Crisis Intervention Consultant as offered by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. Level of complexity: Intermediate to Advanced.
Course Code: CI 500. Contact hours of education = 40. Course Fee: $150.00
CI 510 – Crisis Intervention Assessment & Treatment I
This course provides student with information about the current issues as they relate to crisis intervention. Numerous case examples are provided to illustrate the practical application of both assessing and treating the client in crisis. Students will examine issues related to crisis from many different aspects. Solid definitions are examined. The ACT model of intervention is presented and students examine its use in many types of crisis situations, including natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc. Students will also study assessment and treatment interventions according to age and growth/development.
Course Code: CI 510. Contact hours of education = 50. Course Fee: $150.00
CI 520 – Crisis Intervention Assessment & Treatment II
This course provides student with information about the current issues as they relate to crisis intervention. It continues with issues examined where course CI 510 left off. Numerous case examples are provided to illustrate the practical application of both assessing and treating the client in crisis. Students will examine assessment models and treatment interventions as related to school crisis, emergency room settings, life-threatening diseases, domestic violence and more. Emphasis of learning will be the application of evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques. Critical thinking skills are applied to case presentations.
Course Code: CI 520. Contact hours of education = 50. Course Fee: $150.00
SM 530 – Clinical Stress Management
This online continuing education course, is designed for mental health professionals and other health care professionals seeking to expand their professional practices by offering clients highly effective stress-management, evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Mental health and health care professionals will study foundational theories of stress and its effects on body, mind and spirit. These professionals will examine research related outcomes related to stress management techniques that have been validated in clinical practices with evidence-based effectiveness. The mind-body-connection is studied throughout the course and is emphasized as a holistic model in which to assess and treat clients who present with stress related body, mind, and spirit distresses. Mental health and other health care professionals will examine and learn and be able to assess clients for many life and occupational situations related to stress and their responses and coping mechanisms to them. The diversity in stress environments for clients and the response to them is examined as well. Mental health professionals and health care professionals will then explore and learn, from in-depth study, key evidence-based clinical interventions in stress management that can be effectively use with clients to significantly reduce and management their defined stressors. Professionals will be able to work with their clients to develop personalized stress management intervention plans that clients may use on an on-going basis to manage their long-term stressors to enhance their overall mental, physical and spiritual health. Mental health professionals will also learn to assist clients to perform self-assessments of the effectiveness of the outcomes of their personalized stress management intervention plans. This course is particularly designed for mental health and other health care professionals who are seeking to achieve the Crisis Intervention Consulting Certification status as offered by the AIHCP, Inc. Level of Complexity: Intermediate and Advanced.
Course Code: SM 530. Contact hours of education = 30. Cost: $150.00
CI 540 – Crisis & Trauma Counseling
This course provides an introduction to the theories and practice of crisis intervention with special concentration in traumatic events/circumstances experienced by clients of all ages. Students will study the application of trauma theory and counseling to many types of populations. Issues of many types of losses and grief reactions will be examined. Assessment parameters for clients’ coping skills will be studied. Other course content examined includes physiological effects of trauma, loss and bereavement, suicide and its intervention and defense mechanisms, and common fears of clients. Students also study all facets of post-traumatic stress disorder and learn cognitive approaches to treatment interventions.
Course Code: CI 540. Contact hours of continuing education = 40. Course Fee: $150.00
MED 300/SM 550 – Relaxation Strategies
This online continuing education course for mental health professionals is a foundational course in relaxation theories, methods and strategies. It is provided at the intermediate level of complexity for mental health professionals who are acquiring knowledge and skills to work with and teach clients therapeutic modalities in the behavioral sciences and practices of meditation as well as stress management and guided imagery. This course provides mental health professionals a comprehensive overview of breath work, concentration and their physiological effects on the central nervous system. Professional mental health practitioners will study anatomy and physiology related to breath work as well as physiology and anatomy of the nervous system. They will examine various types of breath work, the use of mantras and the elicitation of the relaxation response, with an emphasis on teaching clients to use these therapeutic modalities as therapeutic behavioral treatment interventions in acute settings and over the long-term. Research outcomes related to meditation and relaxation techniques and their positive effects on mental as well as physical and spiritual wellness are examined. Guided imagery is examined in detail and mental health professionals will learn various methods of its use in clinical practice in-order to work with clients to achieve greater quality outcomes in behavioral health care. The effective use of guided imagery in everyday stress management is also examined. This course provides a solid intermediary foundation of knowledge for mental health professionals seeking knowledge and skills to become proficient in relaxation modalities with which to expand their professional practices to offer more comprehensive and highly effective, evidence-based interventions to their clients. This course is also particularly designed for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers who are interested in achieving certifications as a Crisis Intervention Counselor, Meditation Instructor and/or a Stress Management Consultant with the AIHCP. Level of complexity: Intermediate.
Course Code: MED 300/SM550 . Education contact hours = 35. Course Cost: $150.00
CI 560 – Crisis Intervention Treatment Planning
This course provides an introduction to the theories and practice of treatment planning. Treatment planning helps guide the therapist and client to identify and measure progress as the client recovers from crisis and traumatic events. Students will examine the role and benefits of treatment planning in the clinical setting. The major emphasis of this course is on learning methodologies for conducting comprehensive patient assessments, using assessment information to develop individual treatment plans, and strategies for treatment plan evaluations and ongoing revisions. Legal issues in documentation are also examined.
Course Code= CI 560. Contact hours of education = 40. Course Fee: $150.00